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because of some of the investments we've made as well. notably california adventure here at disney land in california. we feel good about what we're seeing. there's demand for that product. it's showing up in our pricing and showing up in our advanced bookings. >> how are the advanced bookings looking for the holiday season? >> advanced bookings for the holiday season are looking good. there's a quirk in the calendar. christmas falls on a tuesday. so some of our peak season will also fall into our next quarter because of how the quarter breaks. our bookings for the christmas period overall, which include some spillover into the next quarter, we feel very good about. that's certainly true in california. it's true in florida. it's true in paris. >> bob, the last time we talked, you seemed passionate about the need to fix our debt as a country. i wonder what your take is on president obama winning re-election. does that change anything for the company, for the industry? in terms of this fiscal cliff, everybody is expecting taxes to go higher. we're not sure how high on dividends and capita
't we? we ask, they perform. thank you very much. >>> from california to florida, walmart workers have been staging protests at various locations across the country. but, is that keeping shoppers away? we'll go live to a walmart store in maryland for the latest action on that. >>> plus, we'll tell you six ways to find the best deals out there. all it takes is your fingers and a mobile device. >>> up next -- fiscal cliff getting closer and closer every single day. one member of our panel says there is no way the lawmakers will hash out a deal by the end of the year. what does that mean for stocks? stick around to find out. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> the mark
their hands on the new ipad mini. john fort is outside an apple store in california with a surprising story. john. >> reporter: marimaria, it's sta wait, though. that line in new york got longer at the fifth avenue store. more than 800 people when the doors opened. hard to gauge exactly what that means, though. a number of other new york stores were closed, of course, in the south of manhattan because of hurricane sandy cleanup. now, here in palo alto, still plenty of back ipad minis in stock. i took a look at the number of reservation cards. looks like there are well over 50 cards. they say they have 16, 32, and 43 gigabyte models in stock. it just got really crowded. lots of people coming in and getting minis. gene muenster of piper jaffray estimates over 1 million. maybe they'll put out a number next week. i haven't heard any word on that either way. >> all right, john. thanks so much. the ipad may be getting smaller, but the tablet space is becoming a big battleground. hewlett-packard no doubt one of the key players in the space. todd bradley joins me now to talk about that. thank you f
ballot initiatives. >> in california alone a handful of donors have spenlt more than $350 million on stat ballot initiative. much of the money comes from a single family, the monger's. daughter molly monger has spend more than $40 million. her more conservative brother has spent $36 million on a measure to make it harder for unions to raise political money. the hedgefund chief spent more than $25 million to close a tax loop hole for out of state companies. many say they are just using their money for broader public good. at least one ballot backer has his own fortunes in mind. he spent more than $30 million to oppose a new bridge. turns out he has his own toll bridge that collects tens of millions of dollars a year. we will see whether all of this ballot money was a waste or not. we will know tonight or tomorrow morning. >> these numbers are mind boggling. thank you so much. for investors how are they positioning themselves for an obama or romney victory? we will break it down now. guys, thanks for joining us. jeff, what will you do tomorrow if mitt romney wins? >> like many of us i'm wat
from northern california. stocks closing out what has been a dismal week for the bulls. we're finishing a choppy session on the week with a fractional move. really unchanged. the dow jones industrial average finishing up two-thirds of a point. the s&p 500 tonight picking up 2.25%. let's get to the market right now with a look at the day. michael santoli and rick santelli joining us. rick, tell me what the act was like today in chicago as the market for equities was all over the map. >> it was, but all the traders normally behind me are gone. futures closed an hour ago. on the left screen they had a one-minute chart of the s&p futures. on the other screen, a one-minute chart of the ten-year. it was all about the stock market today. just consider this, right before we knew the president was re-elected, the yield on a ten-year note was 175. here we sit at 161. unchanged from yesterday. still it down ten basis points from its last friday close at 171. pretty pitmuch most of the lowe yooel yields are based on uneasiness. fiscal cliff, raising taxes in a slow economy. all of it is coming home
, they are dramatically underfunded. the tristate pension plan is funded at about 65%. the northern california one at about 55%. these walmart employees would be f paying for the pensions of retired employees of other companies and it would be very difficult for them to fwget the benefits out. there's a reason walmart employees don't want to join unions and should remain nonunionized. >> richard, you disagree. you say this is a strike protected under unfair labor practices. >> that's not just bad advice, that's un-american. americans have the right to strike for certain purposes without being fired. that is something we all ought to worry about. more importantly, these are folks who work full-time and make about $15,500. what is good for walmart, what is good for the economy, what's good for job creation is having people paid enough to buy the products that they sell. henry ford, that great socialist, understood that if you underpaid retail workers, auto workers, people like that, the economy would collapse. what these workers are saying is that walmart is mistreating them. they have a right to sa
-- >> and you live in new york. >> new york or california. you're living paycheck to paycheck. >> i think it's funny. it is the middle class that is getting squeezed here. there's a point where you're sending your kids to college and you don't qualify for financial aid. anyone making $40,000, they're covered. >> they're not paying income tax. >> the problem is, i think the whole -- what's lost on, at least to me, to the current administration, is you must get these people jobs. all of our resources, all of my tax increases should go to partnership mentoring, job training because the government gets 30%, 20% of every dollar i earn the rest of my life. you want me to get an education so off tie on my income for the rest of my life on earth. >> then there's the $16 trillion question. >> then the revenues. there's a lot of questions. >> here you are having been in this business for as long as you have. you're talking to people in real estate all the time. what are you seeing in terms of what they're doing now? does it make sense if you're sitting on something that you want to sell, you want to s
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